Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The less than 1 day young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.
* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 25 November 2011 at 06:10 UTC.
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1951" and ∠1944".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2011 after 15 days on 10 December 2011 at 14:36.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 06:10 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 147 of Meeus index or 1100 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 57 minutes. It is 1 hour and 36 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).
The length of the current synodic month is 47 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 22 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠21.6°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠42.1°.
1 day after point of perigee on 23 November 2011 at 23:24 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 6 December 2011 at 01:13 in ♈ Aries.
The Moon is 367 483 km (228 343 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 10 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 414 km (251 913 mi).
12 days after descending node on 13 November 2011 at 00:35 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 26 November 2011 at 01:02 in ♐ Sagittarius.
26 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
12 days since the previous standstill on 13 November 2011 at 07:23 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠22.558°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠-22.552° at the point of next southern standstill on 26 November 2011 at 06:47 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.